Fever is an elevation of core body temperature caused by an increase in the body's thermoregulatory set point.
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) synthesis in the anterior hypothalamus controls ...
Chills, shivering, and rigors:
Rigors may suggest bacteremia
Suggestive of neoplastic, chronic infectious, or endocrine disorders
No specific field interventions required
Monitoring and IV access should be obtained in the field for unstable patients or patients with altered mental status.
Patients with unstable vital signs require ICU admission.
When identified, the underlying source of the fever usually determines the disposition.
Screening lactates for sepsis.
Early, empiric, and broad-spectrum antibiotic coverage for all septic patients.
Consider all potential sources of infection.
Careful consideration for t...
Cunha BA. Fever of unknown origin: Focused diagnostic approach based on clinical clues from the history, physical examination, and laboratory tests. Infect Dis Clin North Am. ...
780.60 Fever, unspecified
780.61 Fever presenting with conditions classified elsewhere
R50.2 Drug induced fever
R50.9 Fever, unspecified
R50.81 Fever presenting with conditions classified e...
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